Ringo Starr, 77, Dropping New Album with a Little Help From His (Famous) Friends
Ringo Starr marked his 77th birthday on July 7 with a gift for his fans—Give More Love, a new solo album due out in September.
Not only that, Starr enlisted a little help from his friends—particularly the famous ones—for the disc, which includes tracks featuring fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, rock legend Peter Frampton, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh (technically Starr’s brother-in-law) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ co-founder and keyboardist Benmont Tench.
Other guest performers on the album include the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, singer/songwriter Richard Marx, Walsh’s Eagles bandmate Timothy B. Schmit, Toto’s Steve Lukather, blues star Edgar Winter, musician and producer Don Was and Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Glen Ballard.
The album, Starr’s 19th solo effort and his first since 2015, also includes bonus tracks, one of which is the original demo for his hit “Back Off Boogaloo.”